After Dan Weisenbach graduated from high school in 1980, he bought a small button making kit to make novelty joke-type gifts for friends. When he started getting requests for "real orders," he invested in a "real" button machine. Dan also began screen printing bumper stickers and selling business cards along with the button manufacturing in his parents basement. The profits from his efforts paid for his college tuition and books.
Dan's basement business grew as he designed logos and advertising messages for his clients then subcontracted to printers who supplied the sheets for making the buttons. The printers whom he met seemed to enjoy their work and he found them to be both friendly and helpful. Dan became intrigued at the prospect of a career in printing and graphics. A month into his first college course in Graphic Communications, he knew that he had chosen the right vocation. Printing provided an opportunity for him to earn a living working in a job he loved.
Dan's parents, Paul and Teresa, have been with him every step of the way. In 1981, his father was looking to change careers and his mother's job of raising 8 children was complete as Dan, her youngest child, reached adulthood. The three of them explored the possibility of starting a new business together. By December they opened their print shop on High Street in downtown Columbus with two small printing presses and lots of personal energy.
After two moves and a major expansion, the company now has its own building located east of downtown Columbus on the edge of Bexley, Ohio. Over the years, Weisenbach Specialty Printing, Inc. (now, Weisenbach Recycled Products) has built a reputation on outstanding customer service, innovative products and uncompromising quality. Some of our very first customers are still clients today, over 34 years later! Our printing and manufacturing services have provided us the opportunity to work with a diverse clientele in the public, private and non-profit sectors.
This tradition continues by having capabilities beyond what most printers offer and more flexibility than larger printing companies can provide. We also have the added dimension of promotional products along with the more typical printing services, which made us one of the first hybrid "printing/promotions" companies in the U.S. Another "first" for us was our switch to soy-based inks and recycled papers as standards in 1989. As the first company to specialize in recycled promotional products, mailing our first national catalog in 1990, we are still the market leader.
The company uses Heidelberg offset printing presses along with many specialized machines for die cutting, foil stamping, button manufacturing, tampographic pad printing, screen printing, and graphics sandblasting. Weisenbach now offers custom injection molding and blow-molding of plastic products. We are constantly working to develop new and innovative products for our customer base.
Today, we are recognized nationally for environmentally responsible commercial printing, recycled promotional products, and our ability to provide our customers with a variety of product solutions. What can we do for you?